New Rider Training
Miles Ahead's New Rider Motorcycle Training is specifically designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to ride on Canadian roadways comfortably and safely. Tailored to address the unfavourable statistics plaguing new riders, we strive to equip riders with more than just the ‘basic’ motorcycle training. Our facilities and our expertise allow us to challenge all riders new to the streets, regardless of experience, and push them to be better, more confident, and safer riders.
As part of SGI's Motorcycle Graduated License Program (MGDL) this course is aimed at those interested in obtaining a motorcycle learners/Class 6 endorsement. Upon the successful completion of the course, riders will receive an electronic accreditation linked directly to their SGI customer number as well as a physical certificate.
What you can expect to learn
Both on and off the track the New Rider Training offers riders instruction into a variety of topics associated with motorcycle riding and safety, including (but not limited to):
- SGI licencing and restrictions
- Protective equipment
- Pre-ride inspection
- Picking up a motorcycle safely
- Motorcycle controls & operation
- Motorcycle handling & maneuvering
- Propper head & eye placement
- Turning and cornering
- Navigating Intersections & roadways
- Defensive riding & handling emergencies
Although not a primary element of the New Rider Training students may have the opportunity to get an introductory experience with Torque & low-speed stability.
Since Covid-19, our in-class sessions have been moved to an online remote learning environment. Hate online pre-recorded instructional videos? We do to, that is why all our class sessions are held by live instructors. Despite being a remote learning environment, our instructors facilitate discussion and encourage you to ask questions, because learning only happens when you’re engaged.
Our facilities can feature as many as 28 different exercises all at one time, including a complete intersection and a series of roadways. Since there are quite a number of drills it is important that individuals show up on time and be ready so that they can be formally introduced to the course.
Once riders have been briefed, given a walk through of the facilities, and have been explained the course rules, the riders will be given instruction and demonstrations for each of the drills pertaining to the New Rider Training practical test. The practical test will take place just before the end of the course on the last day so riders will have ample opportunity to practice and prepare themselves. In addition to the exercises that riders are tested on, instructors will periodically introduce new drills to help facilitate an environment of progressive growth. Once a drill has been explained and demonstrated that drill will be available for the riders to practice for the remainder of the course.
Why choose us
Many of our competitors use a curriculum that was written in 1967 and adopted in Canada in 1973. We feel it is important for rider training to recognize increased traffic volumes, heightened complexities of roads and highway systems, and the constant evolving of motorcycle design. We use a curriculum written in 2016 which takes all these modern-day challenges into consideration. We take pride in the fact that we are the only motorcycle school in Saskatchewan with instructors trained and qualified to teach this program.
Miles Ahead Motorcycle Training has an expansive facility featuring one of the most advanced track structures in Canada. We are the only school in Saskatchewan that allows riders to choose to train on their own motorcycles or train on the type of motorcycles commonly used on our roadways today (not minibikes). The size of our facility and number of expert instructors allow us to simultaneously offer multiple programs, challenging all riders regardless of experience without reducing instructor-to-student ratios, practice time on drills, or quality of instruction. Our set-up has everything from basic riding to advanced police competition drills to allow every rider to test their limits.
The New Rider Training course is $375 if you bring your own motorcycle, $500 if you use one of ours.